I'm a college student with a little sleeping problem: If I'm up past a certain point, I sleep through my morning alarm(s), no matter how loud, or how many I've set. Sometimes, I've just gotta pull an all-nighter.
All-nighters can be useful when:
-Studying late to cram for tests
-You're too wired to sleep
-Lost track of time and stayed up too late
-Have the same alarm clock problem as I do
This Instructable is purely informational, and I highly recommend against all-nighters. Nothing is better for the body and mind than a good night's sleep. This Instructable is recommended for those that may have found themselves in a predicament in which an all-nighter may be crucial.
Step 1: Avoid requiring an all-nighter in the first place!
First off, here are some of the risks of sleep deprivation a la Wikipedia:
-Confusion, memory lapses or loss
-Malaise (general feeling of discomfort)
-Sensitivity to cold
-Dark bags under eyes
-Increased blood pressure
-Increased stress hormone levels
-Increased risk of diabetes
-Increased risk of fibromyalgia
-Nystagmus (rhythmic eye movement)
-Symptoms of ADHD or psychosis
Avoid all-nighters at all costs by:
-Studying earlier in the evening, or perhaps in the afternoon
-Getting a good night's sleep and waking up earlier
-Paying closer attention to the time at night
-Sticking to a very strict wake up time every single day
But of course, it's too late for these preventative measures, at least at the current moment. You should try to apply this from now on; but for now, let's get to what you need to do at the moment.